Young people in many provinces and cities are volunteering to take part in COVID-19 prevention and control efforts together with health authorities.
Dr Trần Phương Thảo, a 35-year-old lecturer at pharmaceutical chemistry faculty of the Hà Nội University of Pharmacy, is working on a drug to inhibit the agents that cause the degenerative disease.
The move came after the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared a global health emergency as the coronavirus outbreak spread beyond China.
Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has ordered all travellers who come from or transit through coronavirus (nCoV)-hit areas of China to be quarantined in an effort to stamp out the viral outbreak.
After seeing advertisements in Thailand, a 34-year-old woman from HCM City's District 2 began seeking information about centres that offer genetic tests that could predict the likelihood of cancer.
Health facilities are not allowed to refuse medical services to patients needing emergency care during Tết, according to the ministry.